Most doctors who have left the country for greener pastures are the ones who had attempted to change the country through social media, said former minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana.
Those big talkers of socialism placed medical students into difficulties in this difficult time, he told the media in Anuradhapura.
He also said the brain drain of doctors due to unbearable taxes was ignored by the government and the Health Ministry.
Now, a ward at Anuradhapura Hospital’s professorial unit had to be closed down without doctors, which could spread to the entire country, he said.
If the government fails to take immediate remedial measures, the health sector could collapse in another six months, he warned.
With all four specialist doctors having left the country, the unit had to be closed, denying clinical training for 210 final year medical students of Rajarata University, said GMOA’s assistant secretary Dr. Ajantha Karunaratne.